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[audio]Old City Hall: Corruption & Racism in 19th Century San Francisco - Shaping San Francisco
Glenn Lym presents an architectural and political history of the 27-year project of building the original City Hall, a building that fell down in the 1906 earthquake, revealing deeply inadequate and corrupt building practices. Meanwhile, when contruction began in the 1870s, the white working class was raging against capitalism and the Chinese in equal parts, providing the impetus for the 1882 federal Chinese Exclusion Act...
Keywords: Old City Hall; San Francisco; architecture; earthquake; 1906; Workingmen's Party of California; racism; anti-Chinese; Union Labor Party; James Phelan
Downloads: 196
[audio]Trees And History - Shaping San Francisco
Jared Farmer presents his book Trees in Paradise, reading California history through Redwoods/Sequoias, Palms, Citrus, and Eucalyptus. He is joined by Craig Dawson of the Sutro Stewards, a group dedicated to untangling San Francisco’s most fraught forest atop Mt. Sutro. 
Keywords: Eucalyptus; Sutro Forest; Adolph Sutro; endangered species; invasive species; conservation biology; trees; urban nature
Downloads: 24
[audio]Little Boxes Malvina Reynolds - Shaping San Francisco
excerpt from Malvina Reynolds song, composed about the houses lining the slopes of San Bruno Mountain near Daly City and San Francisco.
Keywords: Little boxes; suburbs; housing
Downloads: 745
[audio]Art & Politics: Janet Delaney Nov 12 2014 - Shaping San Francisco
Janet Delaney has been documenting the changing South of Market since its days as a recently deindustrialized district in the early 1970s to its present boom in luxury residential towers.Our Art & Politics series invites solo artists to talk about their work and share a bit about their process and the relationship of art to politics and vice versa in their work.
Keywords: SOMA; redevelopment; Moscone Center; Project One; warehouses; gay leather; SRO; residential hotels; artists; live/work spaces
Downloads: 8
[audio]San Francisco Housing Wars 2014 - Shaping San Francisco
Decades of displacement and eviction have reached another crescendo during 2013-14. Key activists from the 1990s to the present will share tactics and strategies as the war enters its latest stages.With James Tracy with his new book Dispatches Against Displacement, Erin McElroy of the Anti-Eviction Mapping Projectand Maria Zamudio of Causa Justa. 
Keywords: housing; evictons; anti-eviction mapping project; Causa Justa; Mission Anti-Displacement Coalition; housing crisis; displacement; land trusts
Downloads: 33
[audio]Jack Kerouac - Shaping San Francisco
small clip of Kerouac describing San Francisco.
Keywords: Kerouac; beats; San Francisco
Downloads: 1,323
[audio]21 Ten Years--Latinoamerica by Mujeres Muralistas - Shaping San Francisco
Patricia Rodriguez reading an excerpt from her article "Mujeres Muralistas" in the book "Ten Years That Shook the City: San Francisco 1968-78", edited by Chris Carlsson and published by City Lights Foundation, 2011.
Keywords: Murals; public art; latino; women; Mujeres Muralistas; Mission
Downloads: 161
[audio]4 Ten Years--From Occupied Ohlone Territory - Shaping San Francisco
Excerpted from Mary Jean Robertson's essay "Reflections from Occupied Ohlone Territory" in the book "Ten Years That Shook the City: San Francisco 1968-78," edited by Chris Carlsson and published by City Lights Foundation.
Keywords: Ohlone; American Indian Center; Alcatraz; Indian rights
Downloads: 145
[audio]Against the Grain: Art, Politics, and the Gentrification of San Francisco - Shaping San Francisco
Why has the Bay Area been such a cauldron for the melding of art and politics? And what did a period of heightened gentrification do to San Francisco's radical culture? Komotion International, the legendary artist collective and performance, music, and art space -- which nurtured musicians like Michael Franti, Consolidated, and Primus -- epitomized the spirt of rebellion and creativity, leaving a deep mark...
Keywords: Music; punk; underground; San Francisco; 1980s; 1990s; Komotion; world music
Downloads: 71
[audio]Crime in the City: Crime/Noir writers - Shaping San Francisco
"Crime fiction is almost like a product of capitalism. It's about social inequality" --Ian Rankin, best-selling crime novelist Join four of the finest exponents of crime and noir as they discuss how fiction is not just a mirror to the seamier sides of life, but the proverbial hammer with which to shape it. Owen Hill is the author of two novels and many books of poetry. Of his latest, The Incredible Double, David Ulin of the Los Angeles Times said,"...here we have the essence of noir, a life live...
Keywords: Noir; Crime; Fiction; politics; history; urban life; cities; San Francisco; work; day jobs
Downloads: 71
[audio]The Lions of 14th Street - Sarolta J. Cump
Sarolta Jane C. gives an audio memory of Woodward's Gardens, one of San Francisco most storied amusement parks in the 19th century. Situated between Guerrero and Valencia, 14th and 15th, it featured a small zoo, beer garden, and much more. Originally on "Long Ago and Right Now" an Audiozine about San Francisco, produced by Sara Jaffe and Melissa Klein in Spring 2004.
Keywords: Woodward's Gardens; 19th century San Francisco; amusement parks; zoo; beer gardens
Downloads: 191
[audio]South Park - Gretchen Hildebrand
Gretchen Hildebrand reminisces about her experiences in and around South Park during the dotcom bubble and beyond.
Keywords: South Park; SOMA; San Francisco; 1990s; dotcom
Downloads: 295
[audio]Ecology Emerges #2: Bay Area as Incubator - Shaping San Francisco
Part two of a four-part public discussion program based on 23 oral history interviews with local ecological activists. with Sam Schuchat (California Coastal Conservancy), Kirsten Schwind (Bay Localize), Harold Gilliam (SF Chronicle, SF Examiner) at Koret Auditorium, SF Main Library, 100 Larkin St, SF co-sponsored by the SF History Center Examining the Bay Area as a demonstration area and incubator of experiments that shaped the national and international ecological movements...
Keywords: Ecology; Bay Area; San Francisco; conservation; environmentalism; urbanism; regionalism
Downloads: 44
[audio]Learnin' + Teachin' -- The Future of Education - Shaping San Francisco Talks
In decaying and resource-starved public schools, teachers and staffers with incredible vision and energy are trying to make education work. But what do we want from education now? Should it be organized around children spending mandatory time in classrooms or should we take a hint from the burgeoning homeschooling movement and look toward other models? Let's challenge our assumptions in this open-ended discussion...
Keywords: San Francisco, public schools, parents, homeschooling, religion, textbooks, social interaction
Downloads: 130
[audio]Philippines and San Francisco: Part 2 - Shaping San Francisco Talks
Part two of the Spring Talk at CounterPULSE on the Philippines and San Francisco. This part features MC Canlas and Estella Habal continuing the discussion of the Philippines-US war and then the long wave of Filipino immigration to San Francisco.
Keywords: San Francisco; Philippines; anti-Chinese racism; Chinese exclusion; anti-Japanese exclusion; Spanish-American War; Philippines-US war
Downloads: 94
[audio]Pamela Chang APEN - Shaping San Francisco
Pamela Chang discusses Laotian community and APEN organizing.
Keywords: APEN; Asian Pacific Environmental Network; environmental justice; Laotian community; Richmond
Downloads: 13
[audio]Indigenous Prehistory - Shaping San Francisco
Imagine a time when the land that we know as the Franciscan Peninsula extended out to the Farallones and mastodons and tigers roamed freely. Imagine small seasonal villages along waterways engaged in trading across the bay, and tule canoes making the journey. Park Historian Breck Parkman will share his extensive research into the prehistory of the Bay Area, and Malcolm Margolin (Heyday Books, The Ohlone Way) joins in with his years of exploring the indigenous history of the region. Mary Je...
Keywords: indigenous; ohlone; Bay Area; pre-urban; pre-Spanish; prehistory
Downloads: 46
[audio]Gartland Pit and Aftermath Sept. 26 1987 - Shaping San Francisco
40+ minutes of live sound recorded in the Gartland Pit, 16th and Valencia, San Francisco's Mission District, Sept. 1987. Tom Jennings and Shred of Dignity are featured, and many anonymous commenters over the punk show in the background.
Keywords: Gartland pit; landlord arson; Mission District; 16th and Valencia; police; punks; music; 1987
Downloads: 68
[audio]Stop 1 Sugarworks And Wetlands - Shaping San Francisco
Bending Over Backwards Audio Tour: Stop 1: Gordon's sugar works, surrounding wetlands, butchertown and more.
Keywords: sugarworks; George Gordon; butchertown; sand dunes; steam paddy; wetlands
Downloads: 52
[audio]Women's Right to Vote - Shaping San Francisco
Haight Ashbury Community Radio dramatizes the women's suffrage movement in this short clip.
Keywords: Suffrage; Women's Vote; temperance
Downloads: 209
[audio]Asias Unknown Uprisings March 13 2013 - Shaping San Francisco
The 2nd volume of George Katsiaficas's monumental study of Asian Revolutions, this provides a unique perspective on uprisings in nine places in East Asia over the past five decades. While the 2011 Arab Spring is well known, the wave of uprisings that swept East Asia in the 1980s became hardly visible. Katsiaficas relates Asian uprisings to predecessors in 1968 and shows their subsequent influence on the wave of uprisings that swept Eastern Europe at the end of the 1980s...
Keywords: People Power; Uprisings; Asia; Philippines; Burma; Tibet; China; Tienamen Square; Taiwan; Bangladesh; Nepal; Thailand
Downloads: 33
[audio]Ten Years 1: Alejandro Murguia Nicaraguan Consulate - Shaping San Francisco
From the book "Ten Years that Shook the City: San Francisco 1968-78" author Alejandro Murguia reads an excerpt describing the weekly occupations of the Nicaraguan consulate in the Flood Building in the late 1970s.
Keywords: Nicaragua; Sandinistas; consulate; Flood Building
Downloads: 152
[audio]Art & Politics: Eric Drooker HOWL and More - Shaping San Francisco
A Slide Lecture by Eric Drooker, who designed animation for the recent film, "Howl," and the new book, "Howl: A Graphic Novel," written by Alan Ginbserg. (Accompanied by the artist on a variety of musical instruments.) A visual and musical tour through Eric's years of graphic work for the New Yorker, street protests, and Alan Ginsberg, including a visit to the West Bank.
Keywords: art; politics; HOWL; Alan Ginsberg; Beats; New Yorker; street protest; West Bank; apartheid wall; Israel
Downloads: 35
[audio]3 Ten Years--Labor in the 1970s - Shaping San Francisco
Excerpted from "Ten Years That Shook the City: San Francisco 1968-78", Jesse Drew describes the blue-collar industrial life in the Norheast Mission District, when beer was brewed, bread baked, and trains rolled through in the dark of night.
Keywords: labor; work; factories; blue-collar; beer; bread; Twinkies; mayonnaise; trains; Mission District; 1970s
Downloads: 103
[audio]7 Ten Years--Jung Sai garment workers strike - Shaping San Francisco
Excerpted from Harvey Dong's essay "Jung Sai Garment Workers Strike of 1974: 'An Earth-Shattering and Heaven-Startling Event'" in the book "Ten Years That Shook the City: San Francisco 1968-78," edited by Chris Carlsson and published by City Lights Foundation.
Keywords: Labor; strike; Chinatown; sweatshops; garment workers; ILGWU
Downloads: 86
[audio]Nawrocki--Cazzarola! - Shaping San Francisco
Cazzarola! is a gripping, epic, political, historical, and romantic novel spanning 130 years in the life of the Discordias, a fictional family of Italian anarchists. It details the family's heroic, multigenerational resistance to fascism in Italy and their ongoing involvement in the anarchist movement. From early 20th-century factory strikes and occupations, armed anarchist militias, and attempts on Mussolini's life, to postwar student and labor protest, and confronting the newest wave of conte...
Keywords: anarchism; Italy; Mussolini; love story; anti-fascism
Downloads: 13
[audio]Stop 6 16th and Hoff - Shaping San Francisco
Bending Over Backwards Audio Tour: Stop 6, The Gartland Pit
Keywords: arson; fire; gentrification; 1970s; Misson; Valencia; Gartland Pit
Downloads: 57
[audio]What's Natural About Natural Disasters? Part 2 - Shaping San Francisco Talks
Continuing from part one, this half hour features Sherlina Nager of Literacy for Environmental Justice, a group from San Francisco's Bayview/Hunter's Point. She speaks to the class divisions that mean so-called "natural" disasters impact different populations in radically different ways. She describes environmental justice as a movement that is led by communities of color against environmental racism, and the goal is to set up sustainable, self-determined and just communities, dating back to 198...
Keywords: San Francisco, cancer epidemic, environmental justice, racism
Downloads: 181
[audio]5 Ten Years--Underground Comix - Shaping San Francisco
Excerpted from Jay Kinney's essay "The Rise and Fall of the Underground Comix Movement in San Francisco and Beyond" in the book "Ten Years That Shook the City: San Francisco 1968-78," edited by Chris Carlsson and published by City Lights Foundation.
Keywords: Comix; Mission District; politics; art
Downloads: 2,761
[audio]Laughing Sal - Shaping San Francisco
The eerie, unforgettable sound of Laughing Sal, fixture at Playland for decades, now at the Musee Mecanique.
Keywords: Laughing Sal; doll; Playland
Downloads: 1,123
[audio]Mat Callahan presents the "James Connolly--Songs of Freedom" project - Shaping San Francisco
Musician and author Mat Callahan presents the James Connolly-Songs of Freedom project. "Songs of Freedom" is a collection of lyrics edited by Irish revolutionary, James Connolly, and published in New York in 1907. Its rediscovery and revival is a project undertaken by Callahan and a group of Irish, American and Swiss musicians. Tonight's event will include an account of how this project began as well as a performance of some of the songs...
Keywords: Ireland; James Connolly; 1916; Easter Rising; music; revolution; politics; Irish nationalism; International socialism
Downloads: 125
[audio]Lyon Steps - Jaffe and Klein
A different look at the Lyon Steps.
Keywords: Steps; skateboards; bikers; punks
Downloads: 94
[audio]Can San Francisco Feed Itself? - Shaping San Francisco Talks
Can urban food production be compatible with urban native habitat conservation and restoration? What are the limits and advantages of systematic effort to grow food within the city? What should our relationship be to local gardening, regional Community-Supported Agriculture, and Slow Food? Five panelists and audience Q&A spread over three half hour radio shows. This show features Chris Carlsson and Raquel Rivera-Pinderhughes.
Keywords: San Francisco, urban agriculture, community gardening, weeds, Slow Food, farming, organics
Downloads: 103
[audio]Nowtopia - Shaping San Francisco
Chris Carlsson introduces his new book at CounterPULSE, April 9, 2009: "Nowtopia: How Pirate Programmers, Outlaw Bicyclists, and Vacant-Lot Gardeners Are Inventing the Future Today"... this is a bit over an hour, and it's entirely a reading from the contents of the book to an audience of about 80 friends.
Keywords: Nowtopia; gardening; utopia; bicycling; programming; biofuels; Burning Man
Downloads: 65
[audio]Stop 2 Leathermen - Shaping San Francisco
Bending Over Backwards Audio Tour: Stop 2: Leathermen in SOMA
Keywords: gay; homosexual; leather; leathermen; Stud; leather bars
Downloads: 44
[audio]Science Fiction and the Struggle for Justice - Shaping San Francisco
From H.G. Wells to Octavia Butler, from New Wave to Cyberpunk to the Slipstream of today, SF has been a tool to agitate, organize speculate and explore utopian alternatives. Join a panel of working SF pros in a lively discussion of the perils and possibilities-- JOHN SHIRLEY Bram Stoker award winner, cyberpunk pioneer, author of Bleak History , Black Glass ... LISA GOLDSTEIN, American Book Award winner, charter member of SF's"Shameless Hussies," author of The Red Magician, The Divided Crown .....
Keywords: science fiction; writing; fantasy; utopia; dystopia; publishing; cyberpunk; space opera; e-books
Downloads: 64
[audio]Radically Gay: Harry Hay, LGBT Pioneer - Shaping San Francisco
Harry Hay was a co-founder of the Mattachine Society, participant in the San Francisco General Strike of 1934, organizer of the first Radical Faerie Gathering. Harry Hay was at the heart of arts, activism, spirituality and sexual identities in the 20th century. Learn about this amazing man and discuss his legacies today. With Will Roscoe, editor of "Radically Gay: Gay Liberation in the Words of its Founder--Harry Hay" (Beacon Press: 1996), and Joey Cain, curator of the new exhibit on Harry Hay a...
Keywords: homosexual; gay; gay rights; queer; gender; theater; Maritime strike 1934; Communist Party
Downloads: 54
[audio]Land Grab - Shaping San Francisco
Dramatized account of land theft by newly arriving Americans, as told by a female member of the De Haro clan, originally recorded by Haight Ashbury Community Radio project, 1980.
Keywords: land grabs; Spanish Land Grants; Mexican period; ranchos
Downloads: 56
[audio]Art & Politics: Amy Franceschini - Shaping San Francisco
Amy Franceschini is a pollinator who creates formats for exchange and production that question and challenge the social, cultural and environmental systems that surround her. An overarching theme in her work is a perceived conflict between humans and nature. Her projects reveal the ways that local politics are affected by globalization. In 1995, Amy founded Futurefarmers, an international collective of artists...
Keywords: art; farm; agriculture; urban; food; politics; commodity; whimsy
Downloads: 42
[audio]22 Ten Years--The Farm - Shaping San Francisco
Mirjana Blanksneship reads from her article "The Farm by the Freeway" in the book 'Ten Years That Shook the City: San Francisco 1968-78" edited by Chris Carlsson and published by City Lights Foundation.
Keywords: ecology; The Farm; urban agriculture; art
Downloads: 103
[audio]Talking About Science And Ecology in Public - Shaping San Francisco
Join a challenging conversation some have dubbed "environmental communications in the Anthropocene" to discuss the problems with presenting complex ecological information publicly. Rose Aguilar from KALW's Your Call radio, Brent Plater of the Wild Equity Institute, and environmental scientist and climate change activist Azibuike Akaba discuss and debate issues of scientific literacy, critical thinking, basic education, attention spans, buzzwords, guest selection, framing and definition of scient...
Keywords: Environmentalism; ecology; anthropocene; communications; meaning; language; memes; propaganda; science; critical thinking; literacy
Downloads: 62
[audio]9 Ten Years--TWC Poetry Reading - Shaping San Francisco
Excerpted from Alejandro Murguia's essay "Poetry and Solidarity in the Mission" in the book "Ten Years That Shook the City: San Francisco 1968-78," edited by Chris Carlsson and published by City Lights Foundation.
Keywords: poetry; Third World Communications; literary underground
Downloads: 67
[audio]Rebooting the Rainbow - Shaping San Francisco
In the 1960s the Black Panther Party for Self Defense joined with the Puerto Rican Young Lords and the poor White Young Patriots Organization in the Original Rainbow Coalition (pre-Jessie Jackson). The model of "organize your own but fight together" was an attempt to build broad unity in dispossessed communities while dealing with the realities of racialized capitalism head-on. Come join a discussion of this history and what its going to take to keep the 99% together for the long-haul...
Keywords: Rainbow Coalition; Black Panther Party; Young Lords; Young Patriots; I Wor Kuen; Los Siete de la Raza; 1970s; racism; anti-racism; Marxism-Leninism; Maoism; leftwing; occupy
Downloads: 79
[audio]Russell Howze/Stencil Nation Art & Politics - Shaping San Francisco
With dynamically illustrated perspectives across the art form, hundreds of photographs and numerous essays have been curated by StencilArchive.orgâs founder, Russell Howze. Stencil Nation builds upon published works to give the most extensive and up-to-date history of stencil art, as well as how-to tips from the artists. Recorded April 15, 2009 at CounterPULSE, part of Shaping San Francisco's ongoing Art & Politics Talks series.
Keywords: art; politics; stencils; graffiti; murals; urban art; street art
Downloads: 32
[audio]Anti-Systemic Knowledge: Learning from the Global South - Shaping San Francisco
A talk on the coloniality of power and knowledge, transmodernity, border knowledge, indigenous socialism and the socialization of power, solidarity economies, and other contemporary practices, theories and radical political alternatives emerging from the Global South. The panelists will discuss autonomous self-activity in Venezuela, Amazonian social forums, poly-culturality, global indigenous movements, the conditions and politics of knowledge production during the early colonization of the Amer...
Keywords: Indigenous movements; theory; exteriority; mestizo; anti-colonialism; socialism; modernism
Downloads: 83
[audio]Ecology Emerges #3: Nature in Cities - Shaping San Francisco
Considering urbanization as a global crisis/an opportunity. Understanding the restorative, regenerative, and imaginative possibilities of a new integration of urban and rural through local agriculture, human-powered transport (e.g. walking, biking), etc. Wednesday, April 28, 7:30 with Peter Berg (Planet Drum Foundation), Miya Yoshitani (Asian Pacific Environmental Network), Jason Mark (Earth Island Journal, Alemany Farm) at CounterPULSE, 1310 Mission St (at 9th), SF part of the Shaping San Franc...
Keywords: Nature; Cities; urban; rural; native species; habitat; restoration; balance
Downloads: 63
[audio]Final Tap: An Unofficial History of Beer - Shaping San Francisco
A zany and surprising look at a history of beer from Sean Levon Nash and John Jota Leaños, as fun in audio as it was with slides. The opening event of the Fall 2009 Shaping San Francisco Talks series, held at CounterPULSE on Wed. Sept. 9, 2009.
Keywords: beer; mesoamerican; egypt; ancient history; breweries; local microbrews; corporate beer
Downloads: 52
[audio]Harold Gilliam on Angel Island north bay bridge plan - Shaping San Francisco
This is an excerpt from a 2 hour interview, part of the Shaping San Francisco "Ecology Emerges" oral history collection, with long-time San Francisco environmental writer Harold Gilliam. In this short clip he tells how he was lured to Washington DC to work for the Stewart Udall Interior Dept. under LBJ, where he was able to help derail plans to run a northern Bay Bridge from apx. Telegraph Hill to Angel Island to a new freeway up the Tiburon Peninsula.
Keywords: Freeways; bridges; San Francisco; US Dept. of Interior; Stewart Udall; Angel Island
Downloads: 147
[audio]Global Africa: Liberation Movements Since 1945 - Shaping San Francisco
A discussion of African liberation movements and decolonialization from 1945 to the present, of political problems of the post-independence periodâcoups, civil wars, struggles against oppressive regimes, economic problems of post-independence, of cultural renaissance, and of links to movements in diaspora. Immanuel Wallerstein, Walter Turner and Will Grant. Recorded Sept. 24, 2008 at CounterPULSE, part of the ongoing Shaping San Francisco Talks series.
Keywords: Africa; colonialism; decolonization; South Africa; Kenya; Nigeria; Zimbabwe; Congo; independence; coups; civil wars
Downloads: 83
[audio]Hardboiled For Hard Times: Crime In The City - Shaping San Francisco
Owen Hill, Summer Brenner, Barry Eisler, and Michael Harris. Co-Presented by PM Press "Crime fiction is almost like a product of capitalism. It's about social inequality" --Ian Rankin, best-selling crime novelist Join some of the finest exponents of crime and noir as they discuss how fiction is not just a mirror to the seamier sides of life, but the proverbial hammer with which to shape it. Owen Hill is the author of two novels and many books of poetry...
Keywords: Crime; fiction; novels; writing; politics; revolution; noir
Downloads: 33
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